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Grace Christian School sees uptick in reports of COVID-19 cases

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Published: Sep. 16, 2020 at 12:26 PM EDT
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STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) —

UPDATE: Grace Christian School released a statement updating the COVID-19 situation. New positive cases and symptoms were reported Wednesday. GCS has canceled classes for the remainder of the week. According to the press release, multiple cases came into the school from off-campus. One building also had cross-contamination. The school is following Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations on reopening guidance for cleaning and disinfecting public spaces.

School officials say they are working closely with the Central Shenandoah Health Department to enhance their COVID-related protocols.

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ORIGINAL STORY:

According to a statement from Grace Christian School in Staunton, the school is seeing an uptick in reports of COVID-19 cases since Labor Day weekend.

The school says that full measures are being taken to contact students and families who may be directly impacted and some grades are remaining off-campus for the time being.

The school was closed for a period of time to address contact tracing and cleaning as recommended by the CDC. The school will continue to work with the Central Shenandoah Health Department to determine its next steps.

Anyone who was directly exposed has been asked to quarantine for 14 days.

The school says they are not reporting further information at this time. Stay with WHSV for updates.

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